DORRANCE TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021
Chair announces that the meeting is being recorded.
CALL TO ORDER: Zane____Wengrzynek____Gallagher____Atty. Karpowich____
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Comments from the floor on agenda items only which will be voted upon by the Supervisors at this meeting.
Motion to accept minutes of last month’s regular meeting: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.
Motion to accept cash report: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane_____, Wengrzynek____, Gallagher____.
Motion to pay all bills as presented: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.
REPORTS: Zoning Fire Co.
Planning Commission Ambulance/EMA Solicitor
ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 7 p.m.
A Talen Energy/EMA drill will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 22 at the Municipal Building.
CORRESPONDENCE: A letter was received from Mountaintop Area Joint Sanitary Authority requesting that the board consider allocating any of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds that cannot be spent to MAJSA for sewer related projects. MAJSA sewer treatment plant is in Dorrance Twp. and several customers are connected to our system. MAJSA is going to upgrade the sewer treatment plan with a new headworks building/grit chamber at an approximate cost of $400,000.00 and implementation of a SCADA system to monitor and control the system remotely at a cost of approximately $1,000,000.00. These projects will result in cleaner effluent into the streams of the commonwealth which flow through Dorrance Twp. The Big Wapwallopen is a Class A trout stream that runs through Dorrance Twp. These modifications will allow us to continue to keep your stream clean and healthy.
A letter was received from Atlantic Broadband regarding expanded availability of broadband internet. They are working with local, state and federal funding programs that help subsidize the cost of extending broadband networks into areas that are currently unserved or underserved. I invite you to contact Sean Brushett to review connectivity needs of your community with the goal of working together to find ways to further narrow and close the digital divide.
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: A motion to apply for a maximum allowance of $232,889.00 from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Funds may be used to support public health expenditures, address negative impacts caused by the public health emergency, replace lost public sector revenue, provide premium pay for essential workers, invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.
PUBLIC COMMENT: By citizens and taxpayers of Dorrance, on matters not appearing on this agenda, the Supervisors will be available after the meeting to address questions and concerns by citizens and taxpayers.
Motion to Adjourn by________. Meeting adjourned at_________.